Moving from Tamsulosin to Cialis

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Fed up with the side effects of Tamsulosin so my doctor has agreed to stop that and go on to Cialis 5mg daily. Some concern that it won't be as effective as the Tamsulosin. Has anybody done this switch and if so what was the outcome?

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    Was on flomax for years and for three years on 2 a day.. I presently take 5mg of Cialis and it does not work as well as flomax, but does have some positive effect in my case. Had a PAE procedure years ago and it allowed me get off Flomax. Have not taken any flomax for over 3.5 years. Give it a try .. some report no help and others indicated positive effect.

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    I have tried to switched and it did not work for me. I was on Tamsulosin 2mg per day and I did not have any RE or negative effects, but over time Tamsulosin stopped being as effective. I have tried 2x 2mg Tamsulosin , but started to have some RE issue and in general lower libido. Then I tried Cialis but it could not provide the same flow by itself. What I am experimenting at the moment is a combination 2mg Tamsulosin in the evening and 5mg in the morning and it seem to work. Tamsulosin helps with the flow and Cialis removes some of the dreaded negative effects of Tamsulosin .

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      Hi Nick

      Just a bit puzzled by you stating that have been on doses of Tamsulosin of between 2mg and 7mg in total over 24hrs.

      I'm on Tamsulosin and take one capsule per day which contains 0.4mg of active drug. I understand that the maximum daily dose recommended is 0.8mg (1 capsule in morning and 1 at night).

      Can you clarify if I've got it wrong or not

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      yap, it is a typo, you can add "0" in front of the dose for Tamsulosin, so it is 0.2 and 0.4mg . My initial dose was 0.2mg. I tried 0.4 mg . I am currently taking 0.2mg of Tamsulosin and 5mg of Cialis.

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    Years of Tamsulosin left me with RE and caused nasal congestion as well as just feeling over medicated. I took it in the morning and my uro added Cialis 5mg in the evenings. At the beginning of December last year I stopped Tamsulosin as I had reached the limit of what I could deal with. My doctor suggested I try and find a good Canadian pharmacy to get generic Cialis cheaper. I did and after getting a prescription I ordered 20mg pills and cut them in half using 10mg per day. Works great, all my side effects from Tamsulosin have gone away except for RE, I still suffer from BPH and am headed for HoLEP in the near future. As a side note I get 88 Tadalafil tablets for less than $40 delivered in the mail.

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